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Old October 27th, 2008, 12:35 am
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How could you Nate?? How could you do that to me?!?!

At the end of Ptomely's Gate, I screamed, and cried, and screamed some more. But i loved it!


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That series was so good! I loved the humor and how it still managed to maintain a serious plot line. Well done and a good ending.... but sad.
I hope I can find his other books and read them too... I loved his style so it'll be refreshing to read more of his books.


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Re: The Bartimaeus Trilogy

I've only read the first two, still have to get Ptolmey's Gate. But based on the strong reactions below it's a good one! I'm looking forward to it. The humor is awesome and it's a fun series


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Used to be one of my favourite book series a couple of years back.
I'm rereading it right now and still loving it!


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Two thumbs up for this series. I spent my holiday vacation reading through the trilogy for the first time, and I highly recommend it. I think anyone who appreciated HP would probably like this one too. It's got great characters (the three most important, Kitty, Nathaniel, and Bartimaeus were all ones I loved), very creative (and often funny) descriptions of magic, plenty of twists and turns, and a killer ending.

Like HP, it is basically set in our world, only with wizards. And since Stroud's wizards, unlike Rowling's, do not keep their existence secret, it's history is more "alternate universe" than Rowling's (so far as we know, since we learn next to nothing of the politics and history of Rowling's Muggles, so we can simply assume they have exactly OUR history) whereas in Stroud, of course, Wizard and Commoner (The Muggle equivalents in this tale) history is one, and so we see a lot of familiar political entities and names in its history, but they are altered some.

It's a pretty dark and dystopian world (the Wizards are already ruling the Muggles for the Greater Good, to borrow Rowling's labguage), but like in HP we are eased into it somewhat gradually, as we see it first through the eyes of Nathaniel, a young wizard's apprentice who accepts the rightness of the regime he is being prepared to be a part of.

Anyway, loved it and would be delighted to discuss it with someone.


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Old May 3rd, 2011, 8:04 pm
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This is the most hilarious book series I have ever read. I nearly died laughing sevearl times during it (and still do). The scene where Bartiaemus is imprisoned in the tower London is pricelessly funny.

I'd reccomend that anyone buy it and that someone from Hollywood realizes that it is pure cinematically and makes a film out of it. (They'd need to figure out a way to do the footnotes though)


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What did everyone think of the fourth book, "The Ring of Solomon"?

I liked it, but didn't love it. I think my problem was that I didn't like Asmira very much (I was kind of bored with her throughout), and I kept wishing Nathaniel would show up (I knew he wouldn't, obviously XD), I really liked his character in the trilogy, and I missed his interaction with Bartimaeus.

My favourite parts were the ones where Bartimaeus would interact with other spirits, such as the shrew foliot they encountered. And of course, the footnotes.


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I liked it, but didn't love it. I think my problem was that I didn't like Asmira very much (I was kind of bored with her throughout), and I kept wishing Nathaniel would show up (I knew he wouldn't, obviously XD), I really liked his character in the trilogy, and I missed his interaction with Bartimaeus.
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I was worried that Bartimaeus might die - until I remembered that this took place in the past.


Admittedly, I did groan a bit when I saw the chapter would be in Asmira's/Khaba's/Anyone else's POV besides Bartimaeus'. But it was an interesting tale nonetheness. I wonder how much is historically accurate?


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